Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
NEXT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, AT 10:30AM
Next Saturday, February 4th, at 10:30am join fellow Reading to Kids supporters for an Historic Downtown Walking Tour!
Hosted by Reading to Kids volunteer Sana Ahmed of the L.A. Conservancy, enjoy a socially distanced exploration of some of L.A.’s most beloved landmarks, such as the Central Library, the U.S. Bank Tower, and the Bradbury Building! See the L.A. Conservancy's site for more details, though note our event will start at 10:30am.
Our tour is limited to just 15 people, so sign up quickly to join the tour on our SignUp.com page at https://signup.com/go/WwvZyLA. Please only sign up if you are sure to attend, as the spots for this tour are very limited.
The walk will be about 10 blocks, with some stairs and hills. Accessibility needs can be accommodated with notice. Meet at Pershing Square, the tour begins at 10:30am. Parking at Pershing Square is $9 (entrances around the block). There is a parking lot restroom and ample restrooms to break along the tour. Suggested attire: Comfy shoes, hat, water.
You can also share this tour's Facebook event with your friends, though note that you need to sign up to join the tour at https://signup.com/go/WwvZyLA.
WE NEED YOU & YOUR FRIENDS AT OUR
FEBRUARY 11TH READING CLUBS!
Our "People & Places Around the World" reading clubs on February 11th are only two weeks away,
and we need 155 more volunteers.
You can help by joining
February 11th reading club event
so your friends will see that on your wall.
Then go to our website and
sign up with us.
tweet, post to Facebook and Instagram, and
message your friends that we still need more volunteers.
print out this flyer and post it at your
work, school, church, synagogue, mosque, or favorite
community bulletin board.
STEP IN TO A BIGGER VOLUNTEER ROLE
AT OUR FEB. 11TH READING CLUBS
FOUR MORE RUNNERS NEEDED FOR THE
2023 LA MARATHON,
13.1 MILE CHARITY CHALLENGE,
Do you know any runners? Are you a
runner? Please forward this email to them
and ask them to join
Team Reading to Kids in the 2023 Los
Angeles Marathon on Sunday,
This is our 9th time running the marathon, and we're looking for at least two more marathon runners and two more Charity Challenge runners (the last 13.1 miles of the course) to join us in one of the best marathons in the country.
If either of those distances is too daunting, you can join us in the LA Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) near Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
share this Facebook group with any of your runner
friends to encourage them to join our team!
If you or a runner you know is interested in
becoming one of our fundraising runners or
creating a fundraising team, please email
Chris Martin at
IMPORTANT NOTE: To register to run
on behalf of Reading to Kids, you
MUST receive from us a special web address
to use when registering on the Los Angeles Marathon website.
Our 2023 runners have until March 19th to reach their ambitious $20,000 fundraising goal! If you can donate a buck a mile to your favorite runner, you'll help fuel them towards the finish line!
With every mile they train and every dollar they raise, these valiant souls help you inspire kids with a love of reading.
MUSICIANS NEEDED MARCH 11TH
Our March 11th reading clubs feature "Music & Entertainment", and we are looking for musicians to perform at each of our eight partner schools. In the past we've had everything from Korean drum troupes to electric violin players to marching bands!
If you or someone you know is interested in sharing the gift of music with
our students and volunteers, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE HELP US FIND
BINGO PRIZE & AUCTION ITEMS
Our next Legendary Bingo fundraiser at
Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood will be some time in spring, and we need your help gathering prizes for the bingo winners!
To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids to share with potential donors, as well as a donation form for them to complete.
We especially enjoy awarding gift certificates,
amusement park and theater tickets, gift bags, and
autographed items! Anything unique is great, too!
If you work at or have a connection with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our events.